Could former Liverpool boss move for Suarez as compatriot edges toward £55m exit?

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Could Napoli, under the guidance of Rafa Benitez, join the race for Luis Suarez now that Edinson Cavani is on the brink of PSG move?

Reports in Italy today suggest that Edinson Cavani’s agent is currently in Paris potentially putting the final touches to a deal together with Paris Saint-Germain.

In the end it appears that PSG were the only team willing to meet the whopping valuation Napoli have placed on the head of their star Uruguayan striker.

Indeed it appears that Manchester City and Chelsea were not keen on paying £55 million for the striker; a fee that has obviously not put off the big-spending French champions.

Napoli have already stepped up their pursuit of a replacement by going for Internacional striker Leandro Damiao; a deal that does not seem likely considering the Porto Alegre clubs continued stance on his potential exit.

So who will Napoli replace him with?

They have plenty of things going for them in regards to a striker hunt.

First of all they are going to have an abundance of cash to spend on bringing in his replacement.

Secondly the club are once again into the Champions League next season after finishing runners-up to Juventus last term.

So Rafa Benitez has about £50 million to spend on a top quality striker who wants to play in the Champions League. Could he raid his old club?

No I am not suggesting that Fernando Torres’ value has not dipped since his Stamford Bridge switch but rather he looks at the team where he had the bigger impact in England; Liverpool.

And you guessed it; I am throwing a new team into the ring for Luis Suarez.

Arsenal, according to, are readying an improved £35 million bid for the player as their Gonzalo Higuain deal continues to stall.

But surely Napoli will also now be interested.

Suarez, for all his want of Champions League football, really wants to leave the UK after becoming upset at how he is often harangued in the British media.

Napoli are about to receive the money to go through with a deal by selling his Uruguayan strike partner and can also provide the Champions League football away from England he desires.

It is a match made in heaven.

Rafa is still a popular figure at Liverpool so might be wary at annoying the Anfield faithful who still hold him in such regard. But Suarez is the type of signing they need to make if they are to finally beat Juventus to the Serie A title.

So do not be surprised if you start to see the Neapolitans linked with Suarez in the coming weeks.

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